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Sep 3, 2006 01:43 PM

ISO Good, not expensive Greek Food

A million years ago, when visiting my ex-inlaws on Long Island, we would go to a place called Meditteranean Snack Bar (which I believe is still there and highly recommend) where I would get a huge serving (my favorite serving size) of mixed Greek meats, (Sausage, Gyro, and Kebabs-a-plenty) served with a delicious Tzatziki, Pita, the works! Now, I don't particularly want to schlep to Huntington for this fare and would like to find it a bit closer. Manhattan would be great, but I'm certainly willing to hit Astoria. Any suggestions?

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  1. I love Taverna Kyclades in Astoria...the grilled octopus and horiatiki are stellar...the prices are reasonable although not dirt cheap.

    1. in queens, I go to Uncle George;s, very good and inexpensive. In Manhattan, Delphi is very reasonable down in Tribeca

      1. I like Pylos, which is sort of moderate-priced (around $35/person for lunch or dinner). Perfectly cooked squid and octopus, good classics like pastitsio, and some interesting offerings not available everywhere.

        1. If you don't mind the family-style atmosphere, you could try Symposium on W. 113th (near B'way). I was pleasantly surprised!

          Oh, and the so-called Greek sangria is awesome, if not exactly authentic.

          1. I second Pylos. It's got a great mezethes menu so you can try a lot of different things, and it has a great wine list.